Associated Press  |  Last updated February 03, 2013
Didier Drogba came up short again at the African Cup of Nations in what was likely his last chance to win the title with Ivory Coast. The Elephants were eliminated after a 2-1 loss to Nigeria on Sunday. It was a lackluster tournament for the 34-year-old Drogba, who was dropped to the bench after the opener and scored his only goal after returning to the lineup in the team's final group match. Drogba didn't play poorly Sunday, but was not able to prevent his team's defeat at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, adding to the disappointment of last year's loss to Zambia in the final. It isn't clear if Drogba will be back with the national team at the next African Cup in two years, when he will be almost 37. ''We had only one goal coming into the tournament and that was to win the African Cup of Nations,'' Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi said through a translator. ''For some of us, it might have been a last chance.'' After the final whistle, Drogba got a hug from former Chelsea teammate John...
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